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Reflections on Independence Day and What Energy Independence Can Mean

Tue, Jul 09, 2013 @ 01:40 / by Jim Newman posted in Codes & Standards, Triple Bottom Line, Retrofit, Energy Independence, GBI, ASHRAE, USGBC, Green Building, Sustainability, Energy Savings, Energy Audit


Two Things are Missing from the Energy Independence Discussion

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Energy Performance Disclosure/Energy Use Index – What Does it Mean?

Thu, Jun 20, 2013 @ 02:32 / by Jim Newman posted in Codes & Standards, Energy Codes, ASHRAE, USGBC, Green Building, LEED Cerified Buildings, Energy Audit


What Does an EUI Mandate Mean to Facility Managers and Building Owners?

We have been hearing a lot lately about Energy Performance Disclosure and Reporting Mandates for public buildings, sometimes referred to as the Energy Use Index (EUI).  

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Energy Jumpstart Helps Existing Buildings Qualify for LEED EB: O&M

Thu, Apr 11, 2013 @ 02:07 / by Jim Newman posted in EBOM, ASHRAE, USGBC, LEED, Energy Savings, Energy Audit


Since its inception, LEED EBOM (Existing Building: Operation and Maintenance) set a high standard for existing buildings in terms of energy use. Prerequisite #2 in the Energy and Atmosphere section was an Energy Star Portfolio Manager score of 69 or higher. (For more about Energy Star Certification, click here) For many older buildings, that was too far a stretch.

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Four Reasons NOT to Attempt LEED EBOM Certification

Tue, Apr 02, 2013 @ 03:00 / by Jim Newman posted in USGBC, Green Building, LEED, Energy Savings, Energy Audit


Myths and realities about the process and the results

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Green Energy Fills the Room at GreenFire Movie Event

Tue, Feb 19, 2013 @ 01:33 / by Sara Kravitz posted in Green, USGBC, LEED Certified, Sustainability


By Robert Mattler, Associate, Newman Consulting Group

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